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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Wakelin.


Unknown: Mark Wakelin.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Andrew Smith


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sir Jonathan Sacks.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: You'll Win Nothing with Kids

3/5. Jim seeks coaching tips from the likes of Jose Mourinho and Big Ron Atkinson. But how will their techniques work on his under-14s? Written and read by Jim White. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jose Mourinho
Read By: Jim White.

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord (Evans). Jeremiah 26, vvi-3, 8-15. The Lamentation (Bairstow). Jerusalem the Golden (Ewing).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Little.
10.45 A Nightingale Sang In Fernhurst Road 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Little.

: The Eureka Years

3/4. Adam Hart-Davis looks at 1628, the year when royal physician William Harvey discovered that the blood circulates round the body. Producer John Byrne
RT DIRECT: To pre-order The Eureka Years CD (released October 1) for £9.99 (RRP E12.99) incl free p&p, call
[number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: William Harvey
Producer: John Byrne

: Bleak Expectations

5/6. Chapter the fifth - a young love mercilessly dismembered. Pip falls in love with the beautiful but terminally feeble Flora Dies Early, while Pippa and Mr Parsimonious flee to the Continent in the hope of escaping the evil clutches of Mr Benevolent. Mark Evans 's comic Victorian epic continues
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Mr Parsimonious
Unknown: Mr Benevolent.
Unknown: Mark Evans
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent: Anthony Head
Aunt Lily: Celia Imrie
Chastity Hardthrasher: Geoffrey Whitehead
Young Pip: Tom Allen
Harry: James Bachman
Lily: Sarah Hadland
Pippa: Susy Kane
Flora: Martha Howe Douglas
Mr Parsimonious: Laurence Howarth
Flora's father: Mark Perry
Doctor: Mark Evans

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Music Group

New series 1/6. Dr Phil Hammond asks three guests, including the anatomist
Dr Alice Roberts and comedian Ed Byrne , to play the track of their choice for the delight, disdain, and disinterest of the others. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Dr Alice Roberts
Unknown: Ed Byrne
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cold Calling

Lynne Truss 's comedy drama charting a day in the life of three call-centre operators in different parts of the world.
Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Producer: Karen Rose
Daniella: Katy Murphy
Ryan: Jason Hughes
Mike: Kulvinder Ghir
Laurence: Charlie Simpson
Clever Clarissa: Rachel Atkins

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners on the Isle of Wight. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: The Uncommon Reader

3/5. Not content with reading the books, the Queen now wishes to meet the writers. Written and read by Alan Bennett. For details see Monday


Read By: Alan Bennett.

: The Making of Music

Giuseppe Verdi 's work is inseparable from politics. Nabucco, one of his earliest works, was sung in the streets by Italian nationalists and became their anthem. James Naughtie 's series on classical history's evolution continues. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi
Unknown: James Naughtie

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions are put under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues coming out of the academic and research world. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: The Sex Lives of Us: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: The Lawrence Sweeney Mix

3/4. Masters of improv, Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney , create more adult sketches from audience suggestions. Producer Dawn Ellis
If you would like to be in the audience for the new series to be recorded at the Drill Hall, London, on 18,20 Sept and 9 Oct, go to www.bbc.uk/tickets or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per min)


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Jim Sweeney

: The Archers

Mike gets some constructive criticism.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Jimmy McGovern , who has written a musical about the 19th-century cotton trade, talks to MarkLawson. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Jimmy McGovern
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: A Nightingale Sang in Fernhurst Road

3/5. July 1945: The "welcome home" party for his father doesn't go to plan. By Christopher Matthew. For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Christopher Matthew.

: Inside the Ethics Committee

3/3. This medical ethics debate is based on the real-life case of an unconscious man who was a victim of the 2005 London bombings and the health-care worker who injured herself with a needle while treating him. She now demands he have an HIV test. The panel debate the rights of the unconscious patient versus the rights of his health-care worker. Hosted by Vivienne Parry.
Producer Pamela Rutherford Rptd on Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry.

: Not My Words, Mr Speaker

Matthew Parris takes a humorous canter around the arid badlands of political language. Joined by senior Parliamentarians, he asks why politicians persist in using cliches and meaningless jargon.
Producer Paul Twinn Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Paul Twinn

: Connect

4/6. Quentin Cooper explores how glues are increasingly being used in every area of modern life and discovers just how reliant we have become on them to hold us together.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Roger Hearing.


Unknown: Roger Hearing.

: Book at Bedtime: Revolutionary Road

8/10. Now that April is pregnant, the Wheelers have to tell everyone that they are not forsaking the New York suburbs for a life in Paris after all. By Richard Yates. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Yates.

: Peacefully in Their Sleeps

6/6. Sister Cecilia of Caracas. To conclude his series of radio obituaries, broadcaster Roydon Postlethwaite charts history of the life-long humanitarian peace worker who campaigned tirelessly against landmines yet smoked like a chimney. By Chris Chantler and Howard Read.
Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Roydon Postlethwaite
Unknown: Chris Chantler
Unknown: Howard Read.
Producer: Colin Anderson
Roydon: Geoff McGivern
Sister Cecilia: Liza Sadovy
Actor: Chris Chantler
Colin: Dan Antopolski
Davis: Howard Read
Gloria: Janice Connolly
Stanley: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Paperback Hell

6/6. Forbidden Fire. A chapter from imaginary novel describing a woman's sexual awakening. With Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson and Alex Lowe. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

1/6. Adam offers his unique insight on reading. With Hattie Hayridge , Stefano Paolini , Rob Rouse , Alfie Joey and Brendon Burns. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Hattie Hayridge
Unknown: Stefano Paolini
Unknown: Rob Rouse
Unknown: Alfie Joey
Unknown: Brendon Burns.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: News

: Book of the Week: You'll Win Nothing with Kids

3/5. By Jim White. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jim White.

: News

: Top of the Class


: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

: World Today

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